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Data-Driven Government Means Greater Role for Statisticians, Says White House Chief Data Scientist

Statisticians have been the backbone of how the country has thought about data for years, and their role in an increasingly data-driven society will grow even more important, said White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. Addressing one...

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Statistics Instruction Assumes Bigger Role in K12 Education

The demand for statisticians and data literacy has grown in recent years, and K12 educators are responding by providing more access to statistics education. A recent article by Alison DeNisco at District Administration magazine highlights...

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Globe Trotting, Presenting and Teaching: It’s All in a Day’s Work for Statistics Professor Kimberly Sellers

The American Statistical Association recently spoke with Georgetown University Professor Kimberly Sellers to learn more about what it’s like to be a statistics professor. Below is an excerpt of the interview originally published in Amstat...

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Obama Campaign’s Data Chief on How Data Scientists Make a Difference

We recently spoke with Rayid Ghani, chief data scientist of President Obama’s 2012 election campaign and a senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He’s also head of the Schmidt...

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Forbes: Data Scientist Among Top Jobs in Engineering and IT

Those pursuing a career in engineering or information technology might want to consider a job in data science, writes Susan Adams of Forbes magazine. In her recent article, “The Best Jobs in Engineering and IT,”...

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